Maidenwell Astronomical ObservatoryWelcome and thanks for dropping by....

Located in Maidenwell, is Queensland's largest, self-funded astro-tourism business purposely set up to show and tell visitors all about the Universe since August 16, 2004.

The roll-off roof shown rolled back from the Observation Deck, is where you view the Universe up close in powerful telescope like the ones below.  The observation deck can seat in comfort, up to 45 people.
 
 
Night shows begin 7pm - March 1 to Sept.30 and 7.30pm - Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.
 
Each night show runs for about approx. 2 hours. During a night show, James gives a running commentary of what you are looking at and points it out with his registered green laser pointer. 
 
Night shows not suitable for children under 5 years and definitely NO camping on the Maidenwell Sports Field without a Camp Permit from the South Burnett Regional Council.
 
Camping on this Local Govt. land without a permit and a current Public Liability Policy cover, you will be Trespassing.
 
CCTV cameras scan the field. See the our Accommodation page.
 
 
James Barclay- principal AstronomerMaidenwell Astronomical Observatory signStargazing
 
Principal astronomer James Barclay with over 60 years experience in Astronomy, is pictured with one of the three Meade LX200 14" GPS F10 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescopes, that shows exquisite detail of the Moon, Planets and Stars. The white kitchen steps is what you lean on to while looking into the eyepiece. Each telescope can be raised or lowered to suit your height.

We can supply any Skywatcher telescopes and or mount below the prices seen elsewhere. Phone, email or visit our online shop for your price!.

 

Current Moon Phase

 

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